Superb apartment,sleeps 5, close to beaches, WiFi ,washing machine
Sofi Digenaki, Head of Villa Operations at Euroland-Crete
- English, Greek
Pool / Spa
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The apartment was very clean and nicely situated. The area was very quiet so we had to use the car to travel for places to eat etc. No problems with getting a bed round the pool either. A little bit too rural for us but not a showstopper. Weather was perfect. Not a cloud in the sky and obviously very warm. Enjoyed our stay.
Excellent location, not far from airport. Close to beautiful beaches and Chania. Very clean, air condition was great but it is only in the living room. Could do with couple of fans in the rooms. A bottle of wine and water melon was waiting for us. Nice touch. Kostas was great, very helpful and accommodating. Thank you.
The apartment was lovely and very clean. The garden area and the pool area were good too. A really good pool for children integrated into the larger pool. We enjoyed our stay. We found the Cretans to be very friendly and helpful. Although the village is about 30 minutes from Chania, there's a bus stop across the road and we found it easy to get about on the buses. However, the kitchen was lacking in pots. There was one very large lidded pot and two small saucepans without lids, but no medium sized pots with lids. There were absolutely no cleaning materials apart from washing up liquid. No bathroom cleaner and no detergent for the washing machine. The cleaners come in once a week and do a great job. However, it would have been good to have been able to do at least the bathroom ourselves. There is air conditioning in the sitting area which was welcome but no fans in the bedrooms which meant it tended to get quite warm during the night. Our contact, Elaine, was extremely helpful.
Nice & peaceful
Rent car and Gps
Good value for the price
We booked this 2 to 3 weeks before going. We wanted to stay in the Akrotiri area because of the beaches. This apartment was 20 minutes from Chania and 10 minutes from the airport. One bedroom apartment (open plan) with balcony overlooking the pool (very nice) and mountains. Quiet. Good size and generally comfortable. Plenty of parking spaces. Located in Sternes. Not a village to get excited about but it had a mini market just about across the street. We had a few issues which were immediately addressed by Kosta and Elaine. The kitchen is good but had very limited cookware. There was a coffee maker but it needed capsules. Not an issue as we always bring a small cafetière and our own coffee when we travel. It didn't have a kettle but that appeared when we spoke to the manager. We suggested a cutting board and a larger pan and colander. There was a barbecue next to the pool but imagine it needed charcoal. It's so cheap to eat out so had breakfast in the apartment and made sandwiches for the beach. The balcony needs more comfortable chairs. The bed is fine and plenty of space for clothes. No bedside lamps for reading in the bedroom. This is definelty needed. There isn't an air conditioner in the bedroom - only the living room. We asked for a fan and Elaine brought it over. The air conditioner wasn't really working properly. We just turned it off after awhile. There is a large TV with satellite but limited English language channels and you needed a degree to figure it all out. Not an issue for us. Living room needed better lighting for reading such as a table or standing lamp. The rental company owns the flat which explains the lack of personal touches. The biggest problem was the shower. It really needs to be changed. There is an awful shower curtain that didn't extend far enough. It was a battle. We used the washing machine once but it flooded the bathroom. Again, told Kosta who was very apologetic. So ups and downs. We think the shower was the main issue and we are pretty sure they will address this soon as they are aware of it. Despite the few problems a good location and good break especially for the cost. Oh - you didn't have to put toilet paper in the bin!!! Just flush. That was a great surprise 🤗🤗. Thanks Kosta and Elaine!
Thank you very much for your stay and we are glad you enjoyed the apartment and the beautiful Akrotiri area and its beaches. We note your advice about improvements in the house and we will make sure to add all necessary and useful equipment in the house and fix the small issues you have brought to our attention. It was very nice having you as our guests and hope to see you again soon.
A Wonderful Place To Relax.
I Was Very Pleased, Every Thing On The Description Was Accurate, & Once We Saw The View We Had Of The Mountains, We Were Thrilled.
The Apartment Sparkled, It Was So Well Prepared.
The Management Company Were Very Helpful.
I Would Most Certainly Recommend This To Any One,You Will Not Be Disappointed.
Sternes is a beautiful unspoiled Cretan village. It boasts amazing views across Souda bay and the White Mountains with numerous quiet, blue flag awarded golden sandy beaches nearby. The beautiful beaches of Marathi and Loutraki are a few minutes away from the apartment and all have lovely fish restaurants and beach bars.
The beaches of Tersanas, Kalathas and Stavros are also on the Akrotiri peninsular and only a 15 minute drive from the apartments. Stavros is a beautiful cove with a small harbour where the Oscar winning 'Zorba the Greek' movie was filmed.
The area is perfect for relaxing and has many monasteries and caves waiting to be explored in the mountain range which runs along the length of the peninsular. There are plenty of local supermarkets, restaurants and bars offering local and international cuisine as well as places for horse riding, sailing and scuba diving nearby.
Chania being the second largest city of Crete is a charming port town full of flavours, aromas and a most distinct character. The Old part of the Town is a colorful blend of architectural influences predominantly Venetian, and boasts a lively café culture. In Chania you can satisfy all of your taste preferences with delicious local fresh recipes, heavenly wines or spirits and scrumptious delicacies from all over the world.
It is very picturesque, with many narrow alleys and old charming buildings, some of which have been restored as hotels, restaurants, shops and bars.
Surrounded by a unique unspoiled nature, The apartments at Sternes are a perfect location for relaxing or a base for making daily excursions.